Coronavirus Update from Dr. Motyka, April 3, 2020

Dear For Women patients,

DUE TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, STARTING APRIL 10 WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAYS UNTIL JUNE 5. If you have an already scheduled visit on one of these Fridays, please call the office and we can get you rescheduled on a Monday-Thurs appt. This can be either in person- if you need a physical exam or switched to telehealth, if your visit does not require a physical exam. Dr Motyka will check portal messages and phone calls throughout the day remotely on Fridays.

For all patients with up coming routine annuals in the next 2 months:
1.If you are having a problem that necessitates a physical exam and do not have a respiratory illness or exposure you may keep your regularly scheduled appt.
2, If  you are due for important screenings or blood work and do not have a respiratory illness or exposure you may keep your regularly scheduled appt.
3. We are following all recommended precautions to limit spread, but if you would prefer not to come into the office, but you do need to discuss a problem that does not require and exam, please change your appt to a telehealth visit.
3 If it has been >1 year since your last visit and you need medication refills and you need to delay your annual, please change your appt to a telehealth visit.
4. If you are healthy and do not need medication refills, please fill free to reschedule your annual after the pandemic. I will be extending my usual hours to accommodate this need

Most insurance plans are now covering telehealth. To be able to hold a telehealth visit you will need:
 A computer with audio /video capability or a smart phone
An insurance plan that covers telehealth or we offer discounted cash pricing
A credit card for paying any copays or coinsurance
An email address- we will send you an invite for you to attend a gotomeeting appt at your visit time

So we can we can prevent  the spread of illness, if you have a scheduled visit and are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, travel or personal COVID exposure,  please call the office, so we reschedule your appt and help you find additional care if needed.

Many patients have had questions about masks. The current CDC guidance says the general public does not need to be wearing surgical masks. The best protection is social distancing, hand-washing, not touching your face, and bleaching high touch surfaces. If you do need to wear a mast because you have to care for some one with Covid-19, this site has good information about how to use a mask safely https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

We are sorry for having to send such frequent messages and for any inconvenience these changes create, but we want patients to know how they the can best get the care they need during the pandemic

Be well,
Elizabeth Motyka and the For Women team

Coronavirus Update from Dr. Motyka  March 24, 2020

Dear For Women patients,

In response to the corona virus outbreak we are now offering telehealth visits for patients who can not make it into the office. Appointment types that are best suited to telehealth visits include visits not requiring a physical or pelvic exam. For urgent problems and other visits requiring a physical exam, we are still offering in office visits. We are scheduling appointments apart so there is  @ one patient in the office at a time and so we can provide cleaning of surfaces that patients come in contact with. We are maintaining physical distancing with the staff as far as possible.

 

 Appointments to discuss hormones, medications, and follow up plans are ideal for telehealth.  If you cannot get in to the office due to being sick with the corona virus or not having childcare, we are waiving cancellation fees, but if possible, please call us ahead so we can have a chance to offer that spot to another person who might need it. If you have an annual visit scheduled and cannot make it in, we can do a telehealth visit to renew or adjust medications or hormones and do the physical exam in a few months time.

 

To be able to hold a telehealth visit you will need:

  1. A computer with audio /video capability or a smart phone

  2. An insurance plan that covers telehealth or we offer discounted cash pricing

  3. A credit card for paying of any copays or coinsurance

  4. An email address- we will send you an invite for you to attend a gotomeeting  appt at your visit  time

  • All Blue Cross plans except Federal are allowing telehealth

  • Most United plans are covering - you can check with United or our billing person can do so for you

  • Cigna is not covering

  • Other insurers- you can check with your insurers  or our billing person can do so for you on a case by case basis

 

Before visiting any medical office, please call to inform them if you have any respiratory symptoms, travel or personal COVID  exposures so that they can be best prepared to help you and prevent spread of illness.  

For the most up to date information, we recommend the Centers for Disease Control website for
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Warmest regards and take care, 
Elizabeth Motyka and the For Women team

Coronavirus Update from Dr. Motyka  March 13, 2020


Dear For Women patients, 


We know you are getting inundated with information about the corona virus from many sources but we wanted to touch base with all of to provide you with an update about how our practice is addressing the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. We are closely following the guidance of the CDC and the NC Department of Health and Human Services 


As a gynecology practice, we do not routinely care for respiratory issues and we are not supplied with respiratory personal protective equipment for patients or staff.  We do not have the ability to test for COVID-19. We are suggesting the following guidelines.  

 
Recommendation for those with severe symptoms:  

If you are having severe symptoms including shortness of breath or high fever, go to your closest Emergency Room.   


Recommendations if you are sick with mild upper respiratory symptoms: 
Stay at home and avoid contact with others                                                                                                                        

Avoid travel  
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing 
Disinfect objects and surfaces with household disinfecting sprays                                                                                            

Wear a facemask ONLY if you show symptoms of infection in order to prevent transmission to others.                                 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing and/or sneezing.                                 

Although there are no studies on herbal antivirals on Covid-19, Suki Roth's herbal tinctures "Cold and Flu Shoo" or “Viral rival” and Mediherb throat spray have been helpful for other viral respiratory illnesses. 

Before visiting any medical office, call to inform them of your symptoms, travel, and exposures so that they can be best prepared to help you and prevent spread of illness.  If you are having symptoms of corona virus (fever, cough and possibly exposure to corona virus) we suggest you contact your primary care doctor or the state health department regarding the availability of testing. (919) 855-4800 

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina 

If you are unable to leave your home and are in need of any of your routine supplements, our office staff can send you these by mail.    

Recommendations for prevention if you are not sick: 
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 sec 
Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands 
Disinfect objects and surfaces 
Do not wear a mask. This will not protect you and may increase your risk of infection. 
Continue healthy lifestyle choices to support the immune system, including getting plenty of sleep and eating a nutritious diet with plenty of vitamin C and zinc.  

Avoid unnecessary travel  
 

For the most up to date information, we recommend the Centers for Disease Control website for  
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ 
Our office will continue to remain open during normal business hours for your gynecological care.

 

Warmest regards, 
Elizabeth Motyka and the For Women team  

 

Winter Newsletter from Dr. Motyka 2020

We are hoping everyone has been enjoying the start of a new year. For those who have been waiting for a replacement for the Kavinace and the Kavincae Ultra PM we have found one. It requires purchase of 3 supplements to be taken simultaneously, and they will be sold here at our office. The price in total for the 3 supplements is less the price of the original Kavinace products.

We also wanted to let you know for your convenience, that we now have an aesthetician and acupuncturist practicing within our building. They are independent practitioners.

Jenny is a licensed Aesthetician and has been practicing for 16 years. She offers effective but non-invasive skin care products and services including: facials, peels, microdermabrasion, LED and dermaplane treatments. Her treatments are appropriate for all skin types and skin color. If interested, you can schedule online at www.RosieGlowStudio.com

 

Michele Thelen, L.Ac has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbalism for 15 years. She does general acupuncture but has a special interest in women’s health. If you like more information you can visit her website at www.chacupuncture.com or she can be reached at #919-406-4858.

 

Providing quality care has always been our main priority here at For Women, PA and we are open to any suggestions that you may have to better improve your experience.  To reach as many patients as possible, and to satisfy insurance requirements, we will be sending this questionnaire out quarterly. We do appreciate your time spent in completing this survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6.  Responses are anonymous.  We respond to concerns and comments generated on the survey on our website https://www.forwomengyn.com/patient-satisfaction

Fall Newsletter from Dr. Motyka 2019

 

We are in the month of October and it is time to celebrate women’s health awareness. Here are some things we would like to keep you updated on for your gynecological care.
 

As of October 5th, 2018, the Gardisil 9 HPV vaccine has been FDA approved to include administration to women ages 27-45. This vaccine helps prevent high-risk HPV types that are found in a number of cancers including cervical cancer, and it also protects against low-risk HPV types that are associated with most genital warts. You can find this vaccine at your nearest health department or check with your local pharmacy.
 

We are also happy to announce that Raleigh Radiology on October 18th, 2019 will be offering free screening mammograms to the uninsured. They are being held at the Brier Creek, Cary, Cedarhurst, Clayton, Wake Forest, and Clayton locations. If you are interested give any of these locations a call to create an appointment.
 

Providing quality care has always been our main priority here at For Women, PA and we are open to any suggestions that you may have to better improve your experience.  To reach as many patients as possible, and to satisfy insurance requirements, we will be sending this questionnaire out quarterly. We do appreciate your time spent in completing this survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6. Responses are confidential

Spring newsletter from Dr Motyka 2019

 

Dear Patients,

 

It has always been and continues to be my deepest hope and intentional effort to support your health and healing in the highest way possible.  There have been two recent issues that have caused confusion that I would like to clarify.

 

1. Scope of my practice.

 I am a gynecologist. I focus on gynecologic issues and preventive health visits for women. I use holistic approaches. If there are internal medicine problems that are out of the scope of my expertise, I will recommend a referral. I do generally recommend that a person have a primary care provider or access to an urgent care to handle issues such as acute respiratory problems, joint issues, etc, I have urgent appointments for gynecology issues only.

 

2. The Portal

 When I began using the portal for outgoing and incoming messages, I loved the idea that I could be more accessible to you and hopefully provide additional support for you. What I have learned over the last years is that this tool of efficiency is also one that is taking approximately 3 hours a day out of my practice time. On average, I get between 30-40 queries a day. With each query taking a minimum of five minutes, I am working through lunch and two hours into each night after my last patient. I had hoped to be able to open the practice up to seeing 1-2 more patients a day, especially for those in critical need. The portal time is also precluding my ability to do that.  

 

 I do not want to turn off the portal so in an effort to create balance, I am asking that you use the portal this way:

 

If I have recently seen you and you have questions regarding your tests, prescriptions, or an already established care plan, definitely please write me through the portal. I check it regularly throughout the business day.

If there are issues that we have not discussed before such as: new prescriptions, supplements, care plans, or you want to update me about your health, please wait until your next visit or make an appointment.  To provide medical advice on any of these topics requires that I pull your chart and evaluate your current prescriptions, allergies and care plan which is the equivalent of an office visit and is not quickly addressed. For your safety, questions of this type will be directed to make an office or phone visit.

Critical care and emergency issues cannot be addressed via the portal. Call the office so that I can see you quickly or as needed, or go to urgent care or the emergency room. The portal is not checked after hours or on weekends or holidays. So for urgent issues after hours, call the office to be put in touch with the on call Dr.

 

Thank you. I appreciate your understanding and please know that I will continue to put your health and care first and foremost in what I do. If you would like further clarification of these issues please see my website for in depth discussion of both these topics https://www.forwomengyn.com/practice-portal-information. If you have concerns or comments please call the office or use our office survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6 . We can respond to anonymous survey comments on  the website at https://www.forwomengyn.com/patient-satisfaction

 

News from Dr. Motyka  Winter 2019 

News from Dr. Motyka February 2019

It is time for our quarterly patient satisfaction survey and newsletter:

 

We have added a few questions as we are considering adding appointment times and would like your feedback.  After each survey, based upon your suggestions, we work to improve our practice. To answer our survey click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6

 

 As this is anonymous survey, we have a page on our website dedicated to responding directly to specific concerns. https://www.forwomengyn.com/patient-satisfaction

 

Kandyce has rejoined Dr Motyka’s Practice as her full time medical assistant.

 

As of March 1, Moss Beauty will be no longer sharing our space. We have a suite of 3 rooms and also a single room available for rent. If you are interested please call our office. 919 401-4515

 

We value your time and a goal for our practice is to see you at the appointed time. To help us stay on time, we request that for all annual or new patient visits, you please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time so that you can update your health history form. If you are going to be so late as you will miss half of your allowed visit time, it is our policy to reschedule your visit  so we won’t be forced to rush our time with you or make others after you late. Thank you for helping us stay punctual. 

 

As of 11/2/18 our business relationship with UWH-NC (Unified Women’s Health of North Carolina) underwent some restructuring so you may see bills from our practice with that heading.  Also if you are looking for Dr Motyka under different insurance plans you may need to search under UWH-NC.

 

We appreciate your trust in For Women, PA.  We want to be sure that we are doing everything that we can to best serve you. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019!

 
 
News from Dr. Motyka Fall 2018 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

At this time of Thanksgiving, we would like to pause and let you know how very thankful we are for the opportunity to collaborate with you on your health and wellbeing.

We are happy to announce that as of 11/26/18 Kandyce will be rejoining Dr Motyka’s Practice as her full time medical assistant.

We would like to apologize and thank you for patience while we worked to resolve some customer service issues.  We have high ideals for patient satisfaction, to help use provide the best care , we do appreciate you letting us know where we can improve by completing our quarterly survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6 . If you have had a recent or new visit to our practice since our last survey, we especially invite you to give us your feedback.

After each survey, based upon your suggestions, we work to improve our practice.  As this is anonymous survey, we have a page on our website dedicated to responding directly to specific concerns. https://www.forwomengyn.com/patient-satisfaction

Earlier this month, our practice was happy to receive the BQPP certification by BCBS.  This is a year long certification process that recognizes practices for providing high quality, good value, and patient centered care.

As of 11/2/18 our business relationship with UWH-NC (Unified Women’s Health of North Carolina) underwent some restructuring so you may see bills from our practice with that heading.  Also if you are looking for Dr Motyka under different insurance plans you may need to search under UWH-NC.

We appreciate your trust in For Women, PA.  We want to be sure that we are doing everything that we can to best serve you. Happy Thanksgiving!

News from Dr. Motyka September 2018 

Thank you for choosing For Women, PA for your health care needs. We want to be sure that we are doing everything that we can to best serve you. We are sending out our Patient Satisfaction survey today. In order to reach as many patients as possible, and satisfy insurance requirements, we send this questionnaire out quarterly. We do appreciate your time spent in completing this survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCSFQ6.

After each survey, based upon your suggestions, we try to improve our practice.  As this is anonymous survey, starting today we will have a new page on our website that allows us to respond directly to specific concerns you include in your response. Please check out our website https://www.forwomengyn.com/patient-satisfaction

 for responses to your concerns.  

 

We have started using CBD oil and essential oils in our practice.  Please talk to Dr Motyka to see if these supplements might be a good option for you.

 

Due to recent questions about cancellations fees, late policies, and surgical scheduling deposits, we have updated our office polices on our website.  Please see this page to clarify any questions you have about our policies https://www.forwomengyn.com/office-policies

 

For BCBS Customers, as of 1/1/2018, BCBS is not paying for office blood draws.  If you want your insurance to pay for your venipuncture, you will need to go to a Labcorb drawing site . We can arrange this at your appointment.

 

Our practice, and Dr Motyka in particular,  just received the highest rating possible for the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition Award by the NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) - an independent  not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.  

Monday - Thursday     8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                             1:30 PM-5:00 PM

Friday                                   8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                             1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Saturday                             Closed
Sunday                                Closed

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